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Truthdig Wins Webby for Best Political Site

Truthdig prevailed over stiff competition in an election year to take home a Webby Award on Tuesday as best political website.

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdig Nominated for Two Webby Awards

As a small but tenacious site, we are gratified to be one of the finalists among an array of heavy hitters in the categories of best political website and best political blog. But we still need your help.

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 READ MORE



AP / Alastair Grant

U.S. Media Outstrips U.K. in Royal Wedding Coverage

Well, this is embarrassing: According to The Nielsen Co., the U.S. news media have outdone their U.K. counterparts in terms of covering the upcoming nuptials of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton—and not by a small margin, either.

Posted on Apr 25, 2011 READ MORE



Nerdy Apple Bottom

Blogging Mom Gives Haters a Cyber-Spanking

Here’s another salute to the mother and blogger known online as Nerdy Apple Bottom, who had absolutely zero tolerance for anything resembling homophobia directed at her 5-year-old son, whose big wish this Halloween was to dress in the guise of a cartoon girl.

Posted on Nov 4, 2010 READ MORE


Live Blogging the Health Care Vote

As the U.S. House saddles up to decide on the latest health care bill, check out The New York Times’ coverage of the vote in all its live-blogging, a-critical glory.

Posted on Mar 21, 2010 READ MORE


Carlson
AP / Lawrence Jackson

Tucker Carlson Takes to the Web

Giving the Drudge Report and Free Republic a little competition in the conservative Web space, former CNN pundit (see: “Crossfire”) and bow-tie enthusiast Tucker Carlson has launched his own site, the Daily Caller. That’s “the DC” for short—snappy, Mr. Carlson!

Posted on Jan 11, 2010 READ MORE



management-mentor.com

What the Tweet

Twitter, the superstar microblogging service that media outlets like CNN are flocking to as they struggle for Web credibility, has hit a roadblock in its steady march to global popularity. A company attempt to trademark the word tweet, describing an individual blog post, has been rejected by the U.S. patent office.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009 READ MORE


White House Twitter
Twitter.com / WhiteHouse

White House All Atwitter

It’s not entirely clear how the White House joining the cyber-ranks of MySpace, Facebook and Twitter will serve to make the American government more “transparent” and “efficient,” but perhaps micro-blogging will save our democracy ... or maybe we’ll get to hear about what Joe Biden had for lunch.

Posted on May 1, 2009 READ MORE


The 2008 Weblog Awards

Vote for Truthdig

It’s awards season, and we need your help. Truthdig is a 2008 Weblog Awards finalist in two categories: Best Political Coverage and Best Liberal Blog. Show your support by voting here and here. Polls close Jan. 13, and you can vote once every day in each category. Thanks, as always, for your support.

Posted on Jan 5, 2009 READ MORE


Schmidt and McCain
AP photo / Mary Altaffer

McCain Campaign Revamped by Rove Protégé

“Fun Steve is dead” was the announcement that Steve Schmidt, the McCain campaign adviser who The New York Times notes “worked closely with Karl Rove” in 2002 and 2004, made to his team at a particularly low moment last summer. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of the bombastic tactics Team McCain has since adopted can be traced to the demise of “Fun Steve.”

Posted on Sep 6, 2008 READ MORE


Obama
AP photo /J im Cole

Playing Down the Middle

Politics is a cruel and disappointing business. This year, Democratic liberals gambled on a young man who offered hope and change. But after those wondrous primary days, they are furious over Sen. Barack Obama’s understandable effort to reach out to an electorate that is, and long has been, planted firmly in the middle of the road.

Posted on Jul 7, 2008 READ MORE


Chiroux
breitbart.tv

U.S. Sergeant Refuses to Serve in ‘Illegal’ War

On Thursday, a group of U.S. soldiers spoke before members of Congress about the failings of the Iraq war and the immeasurable toll it has taken on Iraqis and American troops. Afterward, Sgt. Matthis Chiroux announced that he is refusing to serve in Iraq.

Posted on May 16, 2008 READ MORE


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Truthdig in Running for 2008 Webby Award

Truthdig has once again been nominated for a Webby award. This year, we’re up for a Webby in the Politics category, facing fierce (and prestigious) competition for the People’s Voice award from the likes of NPR.org Political, FactCheck.org, The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, and MAPLight.org.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008 READ MORE


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travelks.com

Truthdig Turns 2!

Web sites—they grow up so fast!  We’re popping open the bubbly today, the second anniversary of Truthdig’s launch, and raising a glass to our staff and our readers. Two years ago, we started the venture with the driving idea of digging for the truth, and we’re thrilled by the results: 15,445,974 unique visits (and counting), two Webby awards, and the daily opportunity to engage in a community of ideas with our contributors.

Posted on Nov 29, 2007 READ MORE


Egyptian Blogger Faces 4 Years in Prison

Free-speech and human rights groups are decrying an Egyptian court’s decision to jail blogger Abdel Karim Suleiman for criticizing Islam and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on his online forum. Critics and fellow bloggers fear Suleiman’s four-year sentence will set the stage for more arrests and fewer alternatives to state-controlled media outlets in his country.

Posted on Feb 23, 2007 READ MORE


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iraqirocker.blogspot.com

Iraqi Bloggers Cope With the Violence

In this powerful collection of blogs from recent days, Iraqis react to the violence sweeping their nation. Here’s Meemo, a 19-year-old from Baghdad who’s getting out: “I leave Baghdad in two days…. I’m not going to see death anymore; I’m not going to hear car explosions again; I will come back to life again.”

Posted on Dec 21, 2006 READ MORE


Tom DeLay
progressnow.org

Tom DeLay Blogs, Briefly

Disgraced Congressman Tom DeLay reinvented himself as a blogger, briefly, before removing all posts and disabling comments.  Guess it didn’t work out. (h/t: Think Progress)

Posted on Dec 10, 2006 READ MORE


Pentagon Cracking Down on Soldiers’ Blogs

From Wired News: “Some of the web’s more popular “milblogs”—blogs maintained by present or former active duty military personnel—are going quiet following a renewed push by U.S. military officials to scan sites for security risks.”

Posted on Oct 30, 2006 READ MORE


Coup Rumors in Iraq

According to the insightful blog Healing Iraq, rumors of an American plot to overthrow the Iraqi government spread throughout the country after the recent tension between the U.S. and Iraq’s prime minister.

Posted on Oct 29, 2006 READ MORE


DeForest Soaries
AP

Bush’s Former Elections Chair: E-Voting Ripe for Fraud

The Rev. DeForest Soaries, former head of the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission, blasted the White House and Congress for its lack of dedication to stamping out electronic voting fraud potential, branding their efforts “a charade” and “a travesty.” BradBlog has the details.

Posted on Oct 17, 2006 READ MORE


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
AP / Mehr News, Sajjad Safari

Iranian Leader Starts Blog

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, has launched a personal Web log. His first entry scooped Gawker.com with the world’s first pictures of Tom Cruise’s and Katie Holmes’ baby, Suri.
Kidding.
The blog post rails against the U.S. and Israel, natch.

  • Hey, Arabic Farsi speakers: read the blog

  • Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


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    The Water Torture--Facsimile of a woodcut in J. Damhoudre's "Praxis Rerum Criminalium:"

    CIA Blogger Fired for Anti-Torture Post

    Christine Axsmith, a software contractor for the CIA, was fired when she posted a blog entry to the agency’s closed network stating her opposition to torture. The post started like this: “Waterboarding is Torture and Torture is Wrong.” Such a sad confirmation of our government’s dismal human rights policies that so obvious a statement qualifies as grounds for termination.

    Posted on Jul 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Blogging the Middle East Conflict

    Both Wired News and boingboing.net have featured excellent links to blogs from Lebanon and Israel. Check out a collection of links to blogs from both sides of the border.

  • Mazen Kerbaj comicblogging from Lebanon
  • Melly blogging from northern Israel
  • Mana: Manamania blog from Beirut
  • More links on the story pages (Wired, BB)

  • Posted on Jul 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Feminist Blogs Afire Over Oral Sex Debate

    Salon wittily wades through a debate raging in the feminist blogosphere over whether the act of a woman performing oral sex on a man is inherently demeaning. It’s reg req’d for Salon, but Pandagon sums up most of the argument on her free site.

    Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Riviera
    From ThinkProgress

    Blogs and the Left: An Emerging Symbiosis

    Veteran N.Y. Times political reporter Adam Nagourney, reporting from the blog conference in Las Vegas, writes that “the blogosphere has become for the left what talk radio has been for the right: a way of organizing and communicating to supporters.”

    Posted on Jun 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Riviera
    From ThinkProgress

    Media Descends on YearlyKos

    The DailyKos-hosted annual blogger conference, taking place this weekend in Las Vegas, is attracting a gaggle of traditional-media reporters—not to mention politicians, fundraisers and political operatives.

    Posted on Jun 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Carbon emissions
    From TreeHugger.com

    Blog Trades Carbon Offsets for Links

    A progressive-minded blog called DeepMarket.com is teaming up with CarbonFund.org to offset one ton of carbon emissions for every blog that links to it. (h/t: Tree Hugger)
    Hey, blogosphere: Link up! It doesn’t cost you anything.

    Posted on Jun 1, 2006 READ MORE


    The Devil Wears Prada
    Courtest 20th Century Fox

    For Interns, Blogging Brings Perils, Profits

    On the eve of the premiere of the underling-dishes-all movie “The Devil Wears Prada,” the N.Y. Time surveys the landscape of interns whose work-related blogs have brought them both pay and pink slips.

    Posted on May 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Ned Lamont
    From the YaleDailyNews.com

    Ned Lamont, Insurgent

    The political neophyte at the center of the country’s most-watched Senate primary race says it’s the mainstream media that trivialize campaigns, while the blogs dig into issues. Read the exclusive Truthdig interview.

    Posted on Apr 26, 2006 READ MORE


    DailyKos
    From Paul Chinn/ San Francisco Chronicle

    DailyKos Blogger Finds His Voice and Fends off Success

    The San Francisco Chronicle profiles the man behind DailyKos, the Internet’s most popular liberal blog. He says the blog has earned him $80,000 a year—plus a book contract.

    Posted on Apr 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Bloggers at the Gates

    The New York Times’ editorial page gives a big plug to “Crashing the Gates,” the book on Internet-based political action, co-authored by the editor of the hugely popular blog DailyKos. The Times calls the book’s criticism of clueless media consultants and self-defeating groups like NARAL “dead-on.”

    Posted on Mar 14, 2006 READ MORE


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